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One of Italy's most recognised fashion brands is known for a brazenly sexy aesthetic, led by the late founder's sister Donatella.

Vital statistics

  • 1978 Established
  • Private Type
  • 1,001 - 5,000 Number of employees
  • €340.2 million (2011) Revenue
  • 100 Stores
  • Milan, Italy HQ

Key people

  • Santo Versace Chairman, President & Co-Chief Executive
  • Gian Giacomo Ferraris Director & Chief Executive

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

Versace is an Italian fashion company and trade name founded by Gianni Versace in 1978. Versace designs, markets, and distributes luxury clothing, accessories, makeup, and home furnishings under the various brands of the Versace Group.

The first Versace boutique was opened in Milan's Via della Spiga in 1978.

There are several lines that make up the Versace brand: Atelier Versace, Versace Couture, Versace Sports, Versace Home Collection, Versace Jeans Couture, Versace Collection, Young Versace, and Versus. In addition to clothing and accessories, it also operates a hotel, the Palazzo Versace.

When Gianni passed away in 1997, his sister Donatella Versace, formerly vice-president, stepped in as creative director of Versace, and his older brother Santo Versace became CEO.

Source: Wikipedia

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